June 6, 2022
DEL MAR, Calif. — West Palms Events is disappointed to announce that we were unable to reach an agreement with the 22nd District Agriculture Association in regard to operating the 63-acre Del Mar Horse Park.
“With only a five-year guaranteed contract, we were not able to come to an agreement that worked for us,” said Dale Harvey, President and CEO of West Palms Events.
At the end of the 2020 season, the 22nd DAA temporarily closed Del Mar Horse Park due to the impact of Covid and the need to complete costly stormwater mitigation on the property. In late 2021, an RFP was released and it received two bids —one of which was West Palms Events.
“We have collaborated with the 22nd DAA for over 20 years and we wish them all the best in their efforts to reopen the Horse Park,” said Harvey. “We also intend to share all the work we’ve done on the stormwater project with them.”
“West Palms Events has produced dozens of events at this beautiful facility, including FEI Jumping World CupTM Qualifiers,” added Harvey. “We are committed to doing whatever we can to help get the Horse Park reopened.”
West Palms Events will continue with its schedule for the remainder of 2022 and we look forward to the new USEF calendar for 2023.